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Share-Net Jordan

In 2010, the Higher Population Council (HPC) was created share-net (Online Demographic Research Database), it aims at providing a comprehensive database on studies and research in Arabic and English in the fields of population, development and reproductive health/family planning which experts, researchers, decision-makers, policy-makers, and service providers can benefit from and rely on for scientific evidence, facts and latest updates. It was developed and renamed to Share- Net Jordan knowledge hub.

Share-Net Jordan is a knowledge hub focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).  In June 2014, Jordan was selected as the fourth focus country of Share-Net International. A preliminary visit was organized in April 2015.  An initial scoping report was prepared and submitted in May 2015. The Higher Population Council and the King Hussein Foundation Information and Research Center carried out an agenda setting exercise to identify a small number of themes around which research and other activities can be conducted in Jordan.  The agenda setting exercise was carried out alongside a mapping of organizations that are active in the field of SRH in Jordan.  These themes are selected based on local priorities but also within the Dutch policy focus areas of Share-Net International. The resulting document identified strong partners and assessed a SRH agenda for the SRH Knowledge Hub in Jordan.  In-addition the document described the policy context of SRH and the degree on interest of the government in pursuing the SRH agenda.  A core group consisting of local organizations and Share-Net International met in Jordan in October 2015.  Together they developed a program document that describes the research priorities for SRH in Jordan. Share-Net international has appointed Higher Population Council to host the platform in Jordan and perform the role of local secretariat.

HPC has an underlying commitment through its mandate to strengthen capacity for reproductive health research in Jordan. This mandate is based on the recognition that research plays a crucial role in: the identification of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights needs within communities; the generation of new knowledge for advocacy; identification and testing of priority prevention and sexual and reproductive health  and best practices; the resolution of reproductive health problems through testing of interventions; the improvement of policy formulation through evidence-informed recommendations,  the strengthening of service programs by applying research generated technologies and up-to-date practice guidelines; and decisions about the appropriate allocation of health resources with the overall aim of promoting the well-being of the community.

The intended impact of this Knowledge Hub is emphasizing on the sharing of knowledge and information in the field of SRH and the translation of research into policy and practice, by supporting and advocating for an enabling environment for research development, implementation and uptake of knowledge that will inform reproductive health policies, practices and programs through an iterative cycle of evidence informed decision making (managing the research agenda, producing and synthesizing evidence, promoting use of evidence, decision making for policies and practice, SRH policies programs and practice) to improve the SRH and reproductive rights status of Jordanian citizens.

The Knowledge hub aims to fulfill the following objectives:


  1. To create a dynamic online platform on SRH and reproductive rights in Jordan for all stakeholders in the sector
  2. To facilitate knowledge generation and dissemination of SRH and reproductive rights issues both through online and offline engagement
  3. To build capacity of key stakeholders on identified knowledge gaps on SRH and reproductive rights issues in Jordan


To achieve these objectives the knowledge hub will:

-Stimulate sharing of existing knowledge among platform participants, the generation of new knowledge to address prioritized research area gaps, and translation of knowledge into formats appropriate for intended audiences, so as to contribute to the application of knowledge in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRH) in line with the international reporting obligations to effectively inform on SDGs, etc.

-Direct funding into Sexual and Reproductive Health priorities.


-Build synergies among different stakeholders, partners, projects and programs.


-Identify the most effective methods for facilitating uptake of evidence in policy and practice.


-Stimulate an informed national sexual and reproductive health reproductive rights policy debate.


Brief on Share Net International

Share-Net International was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013 to further their policy on SRH (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) and HIV.

SRH, including HIV and AIDS, has been a priority in Dutch development cooperation policy since the ‘Cairo Consensus’ of 1994. The vision of Share-Net International is a world in which all people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the freedom to decide how many children they want and with whom, and access to good-quality care to meet their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs.

Share-Net International aims to contribute to achieving its vision by combining the expertise and strengths of Dutch organizations, Southern Partners and key international actors working in the area of SRH to achieve the relevant SRH targets established in the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end Share-Net International wants to ensure that knowledge relevant for achieving improved SRH is identified, shared, generated and used. Share-Net International aims to understand and facilitate the complex processes by which evidence informs policy, both in the Netherlands and in partner countries. It also aims to facilitate learning and collaborative exchange among those participating in the network.

Share-Net International focuses on the role knowledge can play in developing evidence-based policies and practices and ensuring that resources are used strategically and to maximum effect in relation to the four core areas of Dutch policy on SRH

The Knowledge Platform will encompass national knowledge Hubs in three focus countries, in addition to the Netherlands. In 2013, Burundi and Bangladesh were selected.